The 2017 Real Property Section Annual Meeting, “Emerging Issues and
Recent Developments in Real Estate Law,” takes place in Asheville,
NC this week and will concentrate on current topics and updates in real
estate law. The program will address issues that may come up in both the
commercial and residential sectors and will focus on developments surrounding
Medicaid planning, short-term rentals, legal opinions, E- closings and
legislation, as well as substance abuse and mental health in the legal
Three of the Firm’s attorneys will speak at the event, bringing experience
and knowledge from their practice areas to North Carolina real estate
Caroline Knox, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm, will discuss ways that real estate
practitioners can avoid pitfalls in late-life property transfers. In her
practice, Knox advises clients on matters relating to elder law, guardianship,
asset preservation, and Medicaid and other public benefits planning.
As part of Saturday’s program,
Craig Justus and
Esther Manheimer, both principals with the Firm, will join forces to discuss law and policy
regarding short-term vacation rental issues from both a zoning and restrictive
covenant standpoint. Justus practices in the areas of environmental law,
real estate and
land-use litigation and planning. He actively represents clients in zoning and
annexation matters as well as homeowner association matters, including
drafting, reviewing and enforcing restrictive covenant documents.
Manheimer focuses her practice on
commercial litigation, land use, and land disputes stemming from encroachments, easements, boundary
lines, erosion and title matters. In addition, she provides counsel to
help homeowner and property owner association boards enforce restrictions,
manage assessments, handle infrastructure issues, and draft and redraft
covenants and by-laws.
Lindsay Thompson, principal with the Van Winkle Law Firm and co-planner for the program
says, “The annual meeting is a great way for North Carolina real estate practitioners
to stay updated on recent developments surrounding real estate law. The
program features some of the state’s most talented and experienced
attorneys.” Thompson focuses her practice on
commercial real estate, land use, and matters involving property owner associations.
The 2017 Real Property Section Annual Meeting “Emerging Issues and
Recent Developments in Real Estate Law,” will be held Friday May 19th and Saturday May 20th, 2017 at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina.
Participants will qualify for 6 CLE credits. For more information visit